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TLD RBL Electric Regional Belt Loader

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The RBL is a belt loader specifically adapted to regional aircraft and congested areas. Thanks to its upright driving position with a tiller head, the RBL allows for high maneuverability and productivity compared to a towable version. Designed for reliability and low maintenance costs, the RBL uses the latest technology and features. Location and accessibility of all components have been designed to reduce maintenance time to a minimum. The 20 foot (6 meter) boom design allows the RBL boom to reach the lowest level in the market, and can serve all the doors up to 9 feet (2.7 meters) including A320 series and B737. The RBL has been ergonomically designed to provide simple controls and excellent visibility.

Why choose the RBL?

  • The RBL is an electric unit, meaning zero emission, no noise, no vibration, and lower total cost of ownership
  • Safer and faster than a towable unit, the acquisition cost is lower than a conventional belt loader for regional airport or similar environment.
The same smart features as the NBL
  • TLD does not use rollers on conveying system, but an aluminum grid
    • Sturdier path to walk if necessary: increased safety
    • No maintenance
    • Better weight distribution
  • Teflon blocks slide inside channels - meaning no rollers to change or maintain
  • Pillow block pivots with lubricated for life bushings
  • Belt hydraulic motor, located at rear, directly coupled to the shaft
    • No chain coupling
    • No hydraulic plumbing inside boom
  • TLD offers a centered, spring loaded mechanism to maintain operating tension on the belt (inside the boom)
  • Belt tension in adjusted independently from belt alignment, resulting in easier and faster belt alignment with eccentric adjustment
The drive line
  • Driving speed: 6.2 mph (10 km/h)
  • CURTIS controller 1236 supplies electricity to the hydraulic system
  • Hydraulic system provides power for hydraulic drive motor, belt rotation, boom lifting cylinder, steering, braking
  • SAHR (spring applied, hydraulic released) brakes
  • Easy access on hydraulic tank, electric box, hydraulic controls for an easy maintenance
  • 48 V / 375 Ah with centralized filling for an easy maintenance
  • Dead man switch on the tiller head down position for a maximum safety
  • Slow speed limited to 2 km/h as soon as the boom is not in down position
  • Aircraft Safe Docking option available to answer the last AHM requirement
Aircraft Safe Docking (ASD System)
  • The ASD system prevents the beltloader from approaching the aircraft too fast, thus avoiding a potential contact resulting in damage to the fuselage.
  • In the ramp area, the GSE can be driven without any speed limitation and without specific supervision.
  • As the driver approaches the aircraft, he enters the safety area. The operator reduces his speed and presses the ASD button to activate the system. Immediately, a dedicated flashing beacon alerts the management and the other operators on the ramp that the equipment is now in safe mode. In this area, the GSE speed is limited to 5km/h, and the proximity sensor, associated to a sensitive bumper, is activated. The sensor is a 3D camera able to detect any obstacle in front of the GSE up to 7 meters (fuselage, engines, other GSE, other operators…). A buzzer warns the driver if he gets too close to the speed limit and in case of slow or no reaction from him, the system will automatically stop the equipment.
  • In the final phase of the docking, or approaching closer than few meters from an obstacle (mainly the fuselage), the ASD system automatically limits the speed of the vehicle to 0.7 km/h. At that speed, even in case of contact, the GSE’s kinetic energy can hardly cause any significant damage to the aircraft.
  • In case an impact with the aircraft occurs (or in case the operator does not activate the ASD system for instance) the impact strength will be measured and the GSE will be stopped until the responsible manager un-locks the vehicle after fuselage inspection. This procedure is comparable to the one existing on towbarless tractors in case of reported overtorque events.

  • Battery 48 V - 375 Ah
  • Battery charger, tropicalized, fast charge
  • Onboard battery charger
  • Diagnostic console for system parameters & troubleshooting
  • Rotating beacon
  • Side plastic protections
  • Rear lifting cylinder
  • Dedicated tow bars
  • Belt speed adjustment
  • Double section handrails (EC area)
  • Aircraft Safe Docking system

  • Motor: AC motor, power: 4.6 kW
  • Inverter: AC 45-80V inverter
  • Front axle: Heavy duty axle solid mounted
  • Rear axle: Heavy duty driving and directional wheel powered by an hydraulic group
  • Brakes: Braking is achieved by the hydraulic motor SAHR
  • Hydraulic circuit: The hydraulic flow (35 l/min) for all the functions is provided by a gear pump and maximum pressure is limited to 180 bars (2610 psi) by a relief valve
  • Speed: Maximum 9 km/h and speed limited to 2 km/h as soon as the boom is not in down position
  • Steering: Hydraulically assisted steering
  • Boom: The boom is 6000 mm long and has a width of 700 mm; the belt is 600 mm wide and can accept a load of 810 kg evenly distributed when horizontal, 455 kg at its maximal angle, and 250 kg maximum for a single load (area 600 mm x 800 mm). Belt speed is fixed at 18 m/min but can be variable in option.
  • Boom and belt controls: Belt rotation and elevation of the boom are electrically controlled (piloted) through solenoid-valves. Belt rotation is assured by a direct-drive hydraulic motor (chainless); one (single effect) front cylinder is acting on steel frame to control the height of the boom. Rear height could be manually adjusted at 3 positions.
  • Tires: Front tires are 20.5*8.0-10 tubeless
  • Hydraulic tank: The capacity of the hydraulic tank is 65 liters and a return filter is incorporated to the filler cap.
  • Electrical system:
    • Dead man switch on the tiller head safety device
    • 24 VDC electrical system (accessories)
    • Electric horn, work lights and amber flashing beacon
    • Electric box with relays and circuit breakers conveniently located below the driver’s tiller head
    • Emergency switch on dashboard.

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